Great job! You cut the cord on cable, and the savings are rolling in. There has been only one problem: You are struggling to receive an antenna signal for KARE 11. You are missing out on essential television like NFL football, NHL hockey, The Olympics, SNL, This Is Us, The Voice, The Super Bowl, and course, the local KARE 11 news. You love anchors Belinda Jensen, Julie Nelson, and Randy Shaver and you’re starting to miss them dearly. What can you do to ensure you pick up the KARE 11 signal when you cut the cord?


KARE 11 is on a VHF frequency. What does this mean for you?


Most over-the-air (OTA) channels broadcast in the UHF frequency. However, KARE 11 broadcasts in VHF. What gives? When most  channels made the switch to UHFl in 2009, KARE 11 was one of the few to hold out and remain on the VHF frequency.


What does this mean for you? First of all, you will need to get an antenna that can receive both UHF and VHF frequencies. Seems easy, right? Unfortunately, most newer antennas currently on the market do an ok job of picking up the digital channels via UHF but struggle to pick up the VHF signals, even when they advertise themselves as VHF capable. So unless you have the old pair of rabbit ears, you might be looking for a new and affordable way of locking down your VHF channels by purchasing a new antenna. Cable Alternatives is here to help with a professional installation.


Getting the Right Antenna

It’s extremely important you get an antenna that can pick up both UHF and VHF signals. Some antennas can only provide good reception of UHF or VHF signals, but not both. At Cable Alternatives, we use antennas from Winegard, Channelmaster and Antennas Direct, depending on your needs. Our antennas have ranges of 50 miles or more, , making it easy to receive KARE 11 signals from nearly anywhere across the metro. They also have dedicated VHF and UHF elements, meaning it can scan and pick up any digital channel! You will be watching the weather with Sven Sundgaard in no time with a Cable Alternatives professional digital TV antenna installation!


KARE 11 has never been a station we've struggled with here at Cable Alternatives. We’ve installed our HD antennas as far north as Sartell, MN with no issues! We guarantee our signals, and if properly selected and installed, an over-the-air antenna should almost never lose picture or clarity, and certainly not because of rain, wind or clouds. If a problem with your signal happens to arise, we will cover the cost of repair under warranty. That’s more than can be said for cable and satellite!



Turn to the Pros

In Minneapolis and St. Paul, homeowners turn to Cable Alternatives for all their HD antenna needs. We provide a wide range of antenna products and services that are ideal for your particular situation. 405,000 people cut the cord on cable in the third quarter of 2017, when will you? Schedule online here or call us at 763-571-1037 for a consultation!